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Trailers from Hell on ‘The Conqueror Worm’ with Vincent Price

Trailers from Hell on 'The Conqueror Worm' with Vincent Price


Although it stirred little notice on its US release in 1968, the late Michael Reeves’ final film (of three and a half) has attained deservedly classic status as one of the darkest, most bleak historical treatments of human ignorance and misery on film. Price plays a true historical character, although the real one was much younger. We prefer the faux-Poe US version only for the devastating poem Price reads at the end: “The play is the tragedy, Man. And its hero, The Conqueror Worm.” Get out the sleeping pills!

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